12/07/2014 01:15 EST | Updated 02/06/2015 05:59 EST

Actor Russell Crowe stood up in Gander by Newfoundland friends

While on his way back from Europe actor Russell Crowe made a stop in Gander Sunday, and according to him, he gave his Newfoundland friends Allan Hawco and Alan Doyle ample warning that he was coming.

Crowe told his more than 1.6-million followers on Twitter that his duo of Al(l)an friends stood him up, and because of that Crowe had to "party" in Gander alone.

"Following the example of @alanthomasdoyle on his book tour, I shall be making a personal appearance in Gander, Newfoundland, at 7 a.m.," Crowe tweeted.

Crowe was flying over Newfoundland on his way back from London, England.

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Crowe landed at Gander International Airport at about 7 a.m. Sunday, and to his disappointment neither Hawco nor Doyle were waiting.

Crowe posted a very lonesome-looking selfie with the sarcastic tweet, "Battling through the crowds for my public appearance in Gander, Newfoundland."

He followed that up with another selfie and tweet reading, "Guess I'm partying alone."

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Though it wasn't long after—perhaps when Doyle and Hawco were waking up—​that they began to realize the party they were missing out on.

Alan Doyle tweeted back "@russellcrowe @allanhawco up the GTO. We've got fish cakes to deliver."

The exchange between Crowe, Hawco and Doyle was liked and retweeted thousands of times. So much so that it was trending on social media for some time.

See the tweet here. 

And even though the back-and-forth between the three got quite the hype in the Twittersphere, that wasn't enough for Crowe, who likely missed out on a few beers with some old friends, and instead had to settle for a cup of coffee.

On mobile? See the tweet here. 

Crowe was in Gander, partying by himself, for all of 43 minutes.

"I love Newfoundland... just sayin'. Wish I could be here longer," and "Leaving Gander. Thanks for everything," were his parting tweets.